Real Madrid fans were surprised to know that Eden Hazard was finally staying at Real Madrid after one of the most disappointing seasons in his career. But as surprising as it may seem, coach Carlo Ancelotti seems determined not only to bring out the best in him, but also to give him a new role with the club to see him reaching new heights.
Speaking in a press conference ahead of the start of Los Blancos' tour in North America, Ancelotti referred to how he intends to make Hazard part of his plans for the upcoming season, which will see the Belgian playing in a different part of the pitch than the one he adopted while playing at Chelsea and that was eventually the reason for his signing with the Spanish giants.
"It will be an odd season, with the World Cup in between, and even if Benzema will be our regular No.9, Eden has the quality to play as false nine for us, so we are thinking that he could be a great option for the team on that role," Ancelotti stated.
Once he revealed the kind of role Hazard will have with the team, the Italian coach went on to squash all rumors regarding any incoming transfers for the rest of the window.
"There will be no more signings, we are OK just like this. The new guys bring us something different. They will add quality to the team. Rüdigr is a great center-back, but he can also play in other positions. Tchouameni is young, but he has already played for France's senior squad. They will need time to adapt, but not that long, because they are very good," Ancelotti added.
The Spanish side will begin their preparations for next season with a friendly clash next week against Barcelona. Three days later, the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League winners will face Liga MX's Club América, and after that, Juventus will be their rival in their final warmup match ahead of the UEFA Super Cup clash against Eintracht Frankfurt.